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Official, Original & Award-Winning Site, companion to the NY Times bestseller Quarterlife Crisis as seen on Today, Oprah, and ABC News.
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Q: What is a quarterlife crisis?
A: The quarterlife crisis, or QLC, is essentially a period of anxiety, uncertainty and inner turmoil that often accompanies the transition to adulthood.

Q: Who coined the phrase "quarterlife crisis?"
A: Abby Wilner, co-author of Quarterlife Crisis and Quarterlifer's Companion, coined the phrase in 1997 after she graduated from college, moved back home, and couldn't figure out what to do with her life.

Q: What makes the QLC unique for twentysomethings today?
A: Essentially, it is taking longer to become an adult today based on traditional markers such as financial independence and starting a family. The average American job hops 8 times before the age of 32, the average college graduate accrues $20,000 in education loan debt, and the average age to get married is now 27.

If you have additional questions, please contact the authors: abby | cathy


Heard this month on the QLC Message Boards

"What am I supposed to be doing with my life??"

"I couldn't imagine coming to this job everyday. What are my avenues?"

"Should I move out of my mom's house?"

"What do you do when all your friends are in serious relationships?"

Get on "Board" and get answers - share your problems and solutions with fellow 20somethings on the QLC message boads.

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